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Customs Clearance and Trade Compliance

Streamline Global Trade Management with Customs Automation

Complex trade regulations can slow cross-border freight movements and create risk for customs brokers and self-filing importers. However, automating and digitizing customs compliance processes alleviates time-consuming activities while aggregating data necessary to improve end-to-end international supply chain performance. Alongside global sourcing & product integrity and international shipment & order visibility, MercuryGate customs clearance solutions create a comprehensive trade management platform that protects profit and end customer experience.

Simplify Customs Processes and Import Compliance

Customs brokers and importers rely on MercuryGate software solutions to streamline and automate customs clearance and compliance processes for international imports entering the United States. Scalable and secure cloud infrastructure supports open search, outbound email sends, and other key features:

Customs Compliance Module Features

MercuryGate’s Customs Brokerage Management modules ensure accuracy and efficiency for customs brokers and self-filing importers.

Complete calculations and validations to provide the necessary data for filing an entry summary and cargo release with Customs and Border Protection. Key components include commercial invoice entry and associated HTS lines, required PGA data, licenses & certifications, and other compliance-relevant data.

Create and distribute electronic Permit Form 7512 used by Customs and Border Protection for tracking and controlling the movement of goods entering or leaving the U.S.

Enter Partner Government Government Agency (PGA) details, source and treatment details; commodity characteristics, licenses, permits, and certificates; entity information, packing details, inspection locations, routing, item identity numbers, and additional ingredients for submission to Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service.
Collect consignee and shipment information, and bond verification to close out each manifest and establish obligation to pay estimated duties.
Support collection, review, and payment of U.S. Customs duty statements via an Automated Broker Interface (ABI) to the Automated Commercial Environment (ACE).
Create and distribute electronic delivery order documents to authorize the release of imported goods to the consignee.
Submit, store, and provide on-demand access for electronic document images and associated descriptive metadata required by Customs and Border Protection. DIS Publishing also collects and displays validation error results or receipt notifications for each submitted document.

Complete EPA Form 3540-1 Notice of Arrival of Pesticides and Devices (NOA) and submit to the Environmental Protection Agency before the shipment arrives in the U.S. ports of entry.

Create and file electronically the required FDA information and data for the import of biologics, cosmetics, medical devices, drugs, food, radiation-emitting products, tobacco, and animal drugs/devices.
Create and electronically file required Importer Security Filing (ISF) information and data via an Automated Broker Interface to the Automated Commercial Environment prior to an ocean shipment’s departure to the United States.
Submit required NHTSA information and data for imported vehicles and vehicle parts via an Automated Broker Interface to the Automated Commercial Environment.
Comply with the Seafood Import Monitoring Program (SIMP) by submitting required specification information about the harvest, landing, and chain of custody of imported seafood to the NOAA.
Submit specification information about the quality, grade, and certification of imported agricultural products to the U.S. Department of Agriculture via an Automated Broker Interface to the Automated Commercial Environment.

Premium Compliance Features for Customer Brokers

Premium features allow Customs Brokers to execute customs and trade compliance activities in the most streamlined process. These and other configurable tools support the integration of compliance and logistics data to eliminate manual activities, expedite customs clearance, and improve import process visibility:

Unify Global Trade Management

MercuryGate’s Smart Transportation solutions align all international import management activities in one platform to protect profitability and mitigate risk. Alongside customs clearance tools, access product sourcing technology and visibility solutions that help you monitor every order from the foreign factory floor to the customer door.

Streamline Global Trade Management with Customs Automation